Welcome New Chief Justice of India

Hon’ble Justice Rajan Gogoi

Born on 18th November, 1954. His father Keshab Chandra Gogoi was a Chief minister under the Indian National Congress regime in the state of Assam in the year 1982. Joined the Bar in 1978. Practised mainly in the Gauhati High Court. Appointed as Permanent Judge of Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. Transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court on 9th September, 2010. Appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12th February, 2011. Elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 23rd April, 2012. Sworn in as Chief Justice of India on 3rd October 2018.


2012: He was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court on 23 April 2012 and will have a tenure of over seven years there.

2013: A Bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi is hearing a PIL seeking appointment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas at the Centre and in states as provided for in the central legislation passed in 2013.

2016: On November 11, 2016, he appeared in the court and submitted his arguments.

2017: On January 6, 2017, The Supreme Court has accepted Justice Markandey Katju’s apology and closed the contempt proceedings against him.

2018: In January 2018, Gogoi along with 3 other justices for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court held an unprecedented press conference, alleging problems plaguing the Supreme Court, failure in the justice delivery system and allocation of cases.

2018: On October 3, sworn in as the Chief Justice of India.

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